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Cheavasa, Moirin


Biographical Note

Moirin (ni Sionnagh) Cheavasa was born in Pinner, England of Anglo-Irish ancestry. She moved to Ireland in 1907 and enrolled in Ballingeary College. She married Claude Cheavasa and lived in Galway in 1917 and was received into the Catholic Church in 1935. They maintained an Irish-speaking household. Her literary output besides poetry included fiction, drama, and biography.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

The Book of Cáit ní Dhuibhir: manuscript

 Collection — Shared_box 1393: Series I; Series II; Series I; Series II; Series III
Scope and Contents

A calligraphed manuscript containing thirteen poems by Moirin Cheavasa. Each poem was written out by the hand of calligrapher Liam O Duinn. Several pages contain handwritten corrections by Colm O Lochlainn. Both the cover of the manuscript and the enclosure bear the logo of the Three Candles Press. The item was exhibited as an illuminated manuscript at Seventh Exhibition of the Arts and Crafts Society in Dublin in 1925.

Restrictions on access

Open for research.

Dates: 1920